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HP CM dedicates developmental projects worth Rs 44 cr in Shimla Rural

HP CM dedicates developmental projects worth Rs 44 cr in Shimla Rural

Shimla, Jul (UNI) Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday laid foundation stones for developmental projects worth about Rs 44 crore in Shimla Rural Vidhan Sabha area of the district through video conferencing.

The projects dedicated by the Chief Minister include building of Government Degree College, Dhami (16 Meel) constructed at a cost of Rs. 17.49 crore.

Additional building of Government Senior Secondary School, Rampuri Keonthal built at a cost of Rs 1.11 crore, building of Government Senior Secondary School, Oukharu constructed at a cost of Rs 2.95 crore and building of Government Senior Secondary School, Ougali built at a cost of Rs 1.58 crore.

Mr Thakur laid foundation stones for Rs 4.17 crore Gharog-Nalta link road, Rs 5.41 crore Baag-Kyalu link road and Rs 1.90 crore Shaltu (Nehra)-Dargot Primary School to be constructed under NABARD.

He also laid foundation stones for upgradation and metalling of Baag –Kangari (Gharatnala) link road to be done at a cost of Rs. 4.83 crore and upgradation and metalling of Basantpur-Naltu link road to be executed by spending Rs. 4.10 crore under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna.

Developmental projects worth about Rs 41 crore were being executed in Shimla Rural Vidhan Sabha area during the present tenure of the State Government. He said that to facilitate the people of the area SDM Office and Block Medical Office was also opened in Sunni whereas Mini Secretariat building was constructed at Dhami by spending Rs 6.66 crore.

He said that ITI buildings were constructed at Dhargi and Sunni by spending Rs 5.45 crore and Rs 5.14 crore respectively.

Mr Thakur said that to redress the drinking water problem of the area work on Rs 15.74 crore Garog-Ghandal water supply scheme from Sainj khad was in progress. He said that building of Government Senior Secondary School Shoghi has been constructed at a cost of Rs 8.79 crore whereas bus stand at Sunni has been completed at a cost of Rs 8.53 crore.

The Chief Minister said the developmental projects dedicated to the area and foundation stones that were laid today were a befitting reply to those who allege discrimination towards the area. All these projects would be completed within the stipulated time period, he said, adding that Shaili Mata Temple would be developed from tourism point of view.

Mr Thakur said that he wished to interact personally with the people of the area, but due to the Corona pandemic only virtually interaction was possible. Although the figure of Corona positive in the state has crossed 1,100 mark, but most of these cases were of those Himachalis who had come from other parts of the country.

He said that it was unfortunate that a few vested interests were politicizing even this sensitive issue. He said Due to timely initiatives taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, about 21,000 deaths have been reported in our country due to COVID-19 as compared to over 5.51 lakh deaths reported in fifteen most developed countries of the world due to coronavirus.

The CM directed the officers to ensure that the unspent money is optimally utilised for developmental works. He said that the pace of development would not be allowed to be affected due to paucity of funds.

Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said that the Chief Minister has effectively fought the COVID-19 pandemic in the State which has ensured minimum cases of COVID-19 in the State as compared to most of the other States of the country.

He said that rupees eight crore has been provided by the present State Government for the completion of this College building. He said that this educational infrastructure in the area would go a long way in providing quality higher education to the students of the area nearer to their homes. He said that the focus of the State Government was on strengthening of the existing infrastructure.

Reacting over the dedication of development project in Rural Shimla, local Member of Assembly Vikaramaditya Singh said that opening for the public by Chief was conceived during last Congress rule and funds were provided by the previous government. He demanded that Government should rolled out new scheme in the rural Shimla assembly segment after making fresh budgetary provisions for such project.

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